In the Know

A weekly parent newsletter

January 30, 2018

TIS Family Diversity Panelists Needed

What is a family?  How are families formed?  What different family structures add to the rich diversity of the TIS community?  How can we come together as faculty, staff, parents and students to celebrate and support the uniqueness of all family types in an educational setting?  We are looking for parents who can help us… View Article

January 30, 2018

TIS Foot Patrols – Volunteer Training Next Week!

The TIS Main Campus is surrounded by several open areas. While they are not part of campus property, we would like to help keep them clean and safe.  As such, TIS has a partnership with Friends of Riverplace, an official Foot Patrol that operates in the areas around the school.  The Foot Patrol is essentially… View Article

January 30, 2018

Summer Camp: 3 days to enroll before we open to public!

Summer Camp registration is NOW OPEN to current TIS families and staff only. You have an exclusive one-week window to sign up your child for summer fun before we invite the public to register on Friday, February 3rd. Camp groups fill quickly so register early!!! Check your email for the Exclusive TIS Registration Password. It was sent out… View Article

January 30, 2018

Early Childhood Book Fair

The EC Book Fair is underway! It runs all week inside Stearns Hall.  We need volunteers to help with the fair.  Please contact Lora Worden (loraw@intlschool.org) or sign up at the Stearns Hall front desk, if you can help out one morning (7:30 – 8:30 AM) or afternoon (2:30-4:00 PM). This year, we are also… View Article

January 30, 2018

Just 12 Tickets Left! – TIS @ The Blazers Night

Join your TIS friends for a fun night at the Blazers! Saturday, March 17th the Blazers take on the Detroit Pistons. We have just 12 group tickets left! To purchase your tickets, go to www.rosequarter.com/intlschool and use the promo code INTL which will unlock a group rate of $36 per ticket. Tickets are limited to 50 total and the promotional pricing… View Article

January 30, 2018

Parent Network Meeting this Thursday

The Parent Network Steering Committee will have its monthly meeting this Thursday, February 2nd at 8:30am at the Arthur Administration Building conference room, up the street from the Main Campus. Parent Network meetings are open to all TIS parents.

January 30, 2018

TIS Board of Trustees Meeting

The International School’s Board of Trustees will be meeting on Thursday, Feb 8. The agenda will focus on the annual budget. All parents and faculty are welcome to attend.  The meetings are held at Learners’ Hall, and go from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

January 30, 2018

Spring Girls Lacrosse (3rd – 8th Grades)

Join Lincoln Girls Lacrosse this spring! (3rd – 8th Grades) New to Lacrosse? No experience necessary! We’ll teach you how to play! Register at  www.LincolnLaxGirls.com   Youth Dates: 1/14/18 Season Registration Opens ($25 discount before 2/1/18) 2/18/18 Registration Closes 3/5/18 Season Begins Contact Cliff Thomsen at CliffThomsen@att.net or Kristin Walton at KKWalton1@gmail.com with questions.

January 23, 2018

Early Childhood Book Fair – Volunteers Needed!

We are still looking for helpers for our Early Childhood Book Fair next week!  There are two shifts available: 7:30-8:30am and 2:30-4:00pm from January 29 – February 2. If you can take a shift or two, please contact Lora Worden, TIS Librarian via e-mail at loraw@intlschool.org or sign up at the front desk in Stearns Hall.  

January 23, 2018

Final week for Auction Gala tickets!

Have you gotten your tickets for the 2018 Global Gala? As usual, it’s a TON of fun, and for a great cause! Ticket sales close this Friday! Buy them here: www.intlschool.org/auction, then dust off your party shoes! We have lots of new items and experiences for you to bid on this year, including: Dinner for 8 ON… View Article

January 23, 2018

Reminder: Front Desk Locations

Now that Stearns Hall has reopened, we wanted to send out a refresher of where to sign your student in and out if needed: General Reception / Questions 1st through 5th grades: Hilltop (Candy – candyt@intlschool.org) PreK through Kindergarten: Stearns Hall (Nurys – nurysh@intlschool.org). Please sign in at Stearns if you are running late. If… View Article

January 23, 2018

1st Graders Raise Money for UNICEF

A big belated thank you to our first grade students, who participated in “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” this year. First grade students learned about common needs of children and how UNICEF helps children in the world. They also learned some PYP learner profiles through this unit: caring, thinker, and communicator. They spent time to inquire and find… View Article

January 23, 2018

Save the Date: All-Parent Meeting & Chat with Alumni Night

Mark your calendars for the annual Parent Network all-parent meeting and Chat with Alumni Night!  Come socialize with fellow parents and meet members of the 2017-20177 Parent Network Steering Committee. Then join the Parent Network in welcoming a special Alumni Panel!  TIS alumni will join us to talk about the impact that a TIS education had on their lives. Attendees of prior meetings… View Article

January 23, 2018

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found is getting full! We have 3 full tubs full of jackets, water bottles and miscellaneous. Please check for child’s missing belongs! Bins are located behind the closet door in the Hilltop Foyer (the main entrance where kids walk through in the morning).

January 22, 2018

PGE Work: SW 1st Ave

Beginning on Jan. 29, PGE crews will be working in one southbound lane of SW Naito Parkway near Columbia Street.  A second crew will be working on SW First Ave near SW Market Street. This will last until approximately the first week of February. In all these locations, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians can expect the closure… View Article

January 16, 2018

International Festival Schedule

Here it is – the list of which classes will perform in which show! The TIS International Festival Friday, February 9 PCC Sylvania Performing Arts Center 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219 Please note: ·         Parents and grandparents are invited! Parking for the show is included in your tuition – no need to use… View Article

January 16, 2018

Library Volunteer Work Party

We are looking for 10 parents/grandparents/special friends to join us in the TIS Library WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24th from 1:00 to 3:00! It has been a wonderfully busy year in the library. With so many books coming and going, our stacks are feeling a bit disheveled (or should we say dishelveled?). Come hang out with our… View Article

January 16, 2018

Parent Teacher Conference Sign Ups

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on February 2nd and the afternoon of February 6th. Just like this past Fall, we are having conferences BEFORE report cards are released. These conferences are for Homeroom Teachers and Art, Music, & PE Specialists. Winter conferences with English Specialists are initially by invitation-only. The English Specialists will contact you… View Article

January 16, 2018

International School Night at the Trail Blazers!

Join your TIS friends for a fun night at the Blazers! Saturday, March 17th the Blazers take on the Detroit Pistons. We have 50 reserved TIS seats, with special promotional pricing. To purchase tickets, go to www.rosequarter.com/intlschool and use the promo code INTL which will unlock a group rate of $36 per ticket. Tickets are… View Article